Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation

, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp 194–196 | Cite as

A hardware random number generator for use with computer control of probabilistic contingencies

  • J. R. Millenson
  • G. D. Sullivan
Computer Technology


A solid-state random number generator is described, which uses the leakage across a reversed biased diode as the random source. Statistical tests carried out on sequences of numbers failed to show any biases from randomness at sampling rates up to 3 kHz.


Random Number Generator Noise Generator Digital Equipment Corporation Voltage Fluctuation Random Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Millenson
    • 1
  • G. D. Sullivan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PsychologyOxford UniversityOxfordEngland

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